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Streptococcus pneumoniae

Streptococcus pneumoniae

Catalogue No.

NCTC 7465

Current Name

Streptococcus pneumoniae

Type Strain

Type Strain

Original Strain Reference

SV 1

General Info


(Klein 1884) Chester 1901 (AL)

Other Collection Numbers

ATCC 33400, CCUG 28588, CIP 102911, DSM 20566, LMG 14545, NBRC 102642, SV 1



Hazard Group (ACDP)

Hazard Group (ACDP) 2

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Columbia blood agar, 24-48 hours, 37°C, O₂, CO₂ required

Biological and Genomic Info


Glycerol: +

Soluble starch: +

Sucrose: +


Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotype 1

Antigenic Properties

serovar serotype 1

Gram Stain Result


Enzyme Tests

Catalase: -

Gelatinase: -

Ornithine decarboxylase: -

Strain Data

(DSM 20566) Type strain / S.D. Elliott in 1948 / Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research / Type 1 / Patent strain, unrestricted

Colony Appearance

Smooth, Shiny

Additional Info

Accession Date




Isolated From

not recorded



Previous Catalogue Name

Streptococcus pneumoniae


Extended Bibliography

Skerman,V.B.D, McGowan,V, Sneath,P.H.A.(ed), (1980), Approved Lists of Bacterial Names, Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 225-420, 1 KLEIN (E.), (1884), Micro-organisms and diseases, 321-352 A Manual of Determinative Bacteriology

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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